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  1. Article Contest: $1000.00 in Total Prizes! 5 Winners Each winner will receive $200.00 in prizes A Walmart Gift Card ($100) A restaurant gift card with 6 restaurants listed ($100.00) There have been so many changes in the state of ...
  2. There is no question that in today's digital age, the sheer quantity of health information available online can be confusing to sift through. With ever-increasing rates of obesity in the West, having trustworthy information on how to not only lose we...
  3. Social Media Social Media has shifted the way health-related information is created and consumed. This shift has many advantages in educating and reaching a broad audience. Freedom of speech and the age of social media has produced quite the cont...
  4. New Mexico Nursie

    Social Media Versus Your Degree

    Professional healthcare entities are faced with false depictions of their expertise in the media. Social media is flooded with self-proclaimed medical experts advising remedies for weight loss, infections, and even childbirth. Nurses, doctors, and ot...
  5. Whether we want to recognize it or not, social media influence is responsible for healthcare beliefs and decisions about one’s health care. There are many platforms to choose from, but the most prominent I see and hear about is TikTok. This very well...
  6. Media reaches the general public in a variety of ways. Market Business News describes media as “the communication channels through which we disseminate news, music, movies, education, promotional messages, and other data. It includes physical and onl...
  7. A virus is actually cancer. You have night sweats? Hate to tell you this, but you probably have tuberculosis. Having headaches? Oof, better check for a brain tumor. Want to lose weight? Try this pill or “fit tummy tea.” Also, stop eating carbs - just...
  8. FNP2writer

    Misinformation and Medicine

    I have a patient I am confident has bladder cancer. They first came to me when their urine turned dark red, and they could not urinate without self-catheterizing. I have explained my concerns to this patient multiple times. Unfortunately, their respo...
  9. Making informed healthcare decisions in the 2020's has changed drastically compared to 100 years ago. Let's look at healthcare during the 1920's. This decade brought us insurance, insulin, penicillin, vitamins, heart valve surgery, and the FDA d...
  10. YouTube is one of the most convenient online methods of obtaining health information for the public. According to a study featured in Forbes, both older and younger generations have been shown to frequent YouTube, “EVERY generation checks YouTube onc...
  11. When the Tube Gets Stuck When my sister-in-law video-called me on a Wednesday night because my niece decided to shove her finger into a tube, I answered. Being one of the only medically trained members of the family, I get a lot of these calls. A...
  12. A Voice of Reason

    The ever-changing doubt of medical decisions to best suit our healthcare needs When COVID first began, we thought we had a handle on being able to get over this little setback in healthcare. The uncertainty felt vaguely like an outbreak of a nor...
  13. Simpler Times Have you ever heard that old song “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles? It came out in 1979. An oldie, but a goodie. The lyrics of this poppy song deal with how new technology has put to rest an old way of life as TV and mus...
  14. Remember back in nursing school when our pathophysiology teacher told us all: "At the end of this class, you will all have convinced yourself you have at least one of the diseases we have talked about." It felt like just yesterday that I was sitting ...
  15. In today’s toxic misinformation environment, the old “studies have shown” moniker cannot be used flippantly. Nurses need to have the ability to sift through flawed research studies and find the ones with true merit. The time has come for us to dust o...
  16. In today’s changing health care climate, media plays a significant role in the dissemination of health information. This has proved not only challenging for nurses but also helpful in some instances. Valid sources serve as adjuncts to education giv...
  17. As media expands and advances, the relationship between digital media and healthcare grows increasingly tumultuous, to say the least. In the world today, it seems easier to acquire quick, diluted, and opinion-laden information while the science-...
  18. I will never forget reading a message sent to my husband (a PA) from a family member during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The family member was asking him to listen to a video and wanted to know his opinion. The video was about microchips being embedded in ...
  19. Nurses Promoting COVID Misinformation

    I am aware of a former colleague (RN) who is frequently posting inaccurate information on Twitter. She is discouraging social distancing, wearing masks and mandatory vaccination. She recently has been promoting the use of unproven medications to trea...
  20. Looks like as nurses, we will be held to a professional standard, similar to other professionals. "Nurses are urged to recognize that dissemination of misinformation not only jeopardizes the health and well-being of the public but may place thei...
  21. How can we help stop the spread of COVID-19? The question isn’t so much about what we need to stop the spread, we know we need people to get vaccinated, wear masks, and practice social distance, but how do we convince people whose minds seem to be ma...
  22. COVID Forever Changed Our Society

    The truth will eventually come out about the Covid pandemic. Not fake news, not misinformation, but the most unvarnished truth. The pandemic and our society’s reaction to it are being studied and will be for years to come. How it started, how politic...
  23. The SARS-CoV-2, aka COVID-19, was first discovered in 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has killed more than 742,000 people in the United States and 4. 9 million people worldwide. The pandemic has placed a tremendous strain on our health care system. In the ...
  24. Read in its entirety: These 12 Sources Are Apparently Responsible for 65% of Vaccine Disinformation on Social Media
  25. Steven Arthur LaTulippe spread COVID-19 dis-information. Is this good for the healthcare industry? Read in its entirety: Doctor Who Claimed Masks Hurt Health Loses License